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DHS/CBP/PIA-001 Advance Passenger Information System (APIS)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) uses advance passenger information (API) to ensure the security of legitimate passengers and fulfill its border security mission. CBP has collected mandatory and voluntary API from air, rail, bus, and sea carriers for over a decade. CBP uses API to identify high-risk passengers and crew members who may pose a risk to border, aviation, or public security, may be a terrorist or suspected terrorist or affiliated with or suspected of being affiliated with terrorists, may be inadmissible, may be a person of interest, may otherwise be engaged in activity in violation of U.S. law, or may be the subject of wants or warrants. CBP is publishing this update to the longstanding Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) series to document the Land Pre-Arrival System (LPAS) mobile application and conduct a privacy risk assessment of this new method for rail and bus carriers to voluntarily submit API to CBP. December 2019

Associated SORN(s)

  • DHS/CBP-005 Advance Passenger Information System

Created Date: July 12, 2013
Last Published Date: December 16, 2019
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